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Tips for a Happy, Safe Halloween with the Littles!

Whether you’re a Halloween newbie or a seasoned trick or treating pro, it’s sometimes easy to forget the simple steps that go along with trick or treating with your kids. Life gets hectic and we may skip a step or two in a hurry. Here…
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Quick Action Saves Mom After a Stroke

When Noelia Chumpitaz’s husband, Rafael, tipped the scales at 250 pounds, she made it her mission to educate her family about the risk of stroke. A month later, that education saved a life—hers. In May, Noelia attended an American Heart…
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Online Dating Safety Tips

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I first ventured into the world of online dating at 28. It was right after a break-up and I was tired of sobbing in between bites of Haagen-Dazs ice cream. With trepidation, I set up a profile to meet a potential match. I hyped myself up,…
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Texting & Driving Dangers for Teens

It’s 7 AM on a weekday morning. My husband hands our children their backpacks, we say our goodbyes, and we’re off. The kids and I hop into my car so I can take them to school before I head to the TV studios for a morning news segment.…
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Are Teen Drivers Aware of the Risks?

Few things can make parents’ hearts sink to their stomachs more than seeing their teenagers behind the wheel of the car, leaving for a night out with friends. No matter how much you trust your teen, the fact is that car accidents are the…
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How I Fought Back Against Carjacking

It was a balmy Chicago summer night in 1998. My 12-year-old sister and I were headed to my boyfriend’s grandparents house with a platter of freshly grilled steaks. I had a nice car—a Jaguar XJ6c—which I was quite proud of. We were in…

Help Kids Play it Safe in the Summer Heat

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Believe it or not, despite deadly tornados, hurricanes and floods, heat is still the number one cause of weather-related deaths in the US, resulting in hundreds of fatalities every year and even more hospitalizations. For children, especially…